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Post-doctoral fellowship in Organic Chemistry (m/f)

Your tasks and responsibilities

• Design of multi-step organic syntheses towards innovative bioactive Small Molecules (mainly Heterocyclic Chemistry)

• Develop, implement and carry out the syntheses in a time- and resource-efficient way, using state-of-the-art laboratory-scale methodologies (use of classical and parallel synthesis tools) to provide target molecules in high purity to our biological screening

• Implement and monitor the progress of the agreed programs and give regular progress reports. Ensure detailed and accurate documentation of research results (lab journal and reports)

• Be part of an international research project team in an innovative environment and actively contribute to project meetings

• Lead a chemistry laboratory with 1-2 co-workers

• Ensure high safety standards and compliant actions, always taking into account laws, regulations and directives


Who you are

• You are an organic chemist (PhD or comparable education) preferably with a postdoctoral experience (academic or industrial)

• You have an excellent knowledge of theoretical and practical organic chemistry (synthesis, purification and analysis)

• You display a high enthusiasm for organic chemistry and passion for research with a strong interest for agro-chemistry and/or life sciences

• You have a good command of English; a basic knowledge in French is appreciated

• You are a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• You are skilled in team management


Additional information


Location : Lyon (La Dargoire), France

Contract : Fixed-term contract, CDD

Start :       ASAP, until June 2020




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Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

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